Israeli Civil Administration demolishes homes of three families in Khirbet al-Halawah, Masafer Yatta, 9 Oct. 2018
On 9 October 2018, at around 10:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel, soldiers, Border Police and two bulldozers arrived at Khirbet al-Halawah in the Masafer Yatta area in the South Hebron Hills. The forces demolished three dwellings, donated to local residents by a humanitarian aid organization with European Union funding. The demolition left 21 people, including 13 children, homeless. The forces also confiscated four solar panel batteries and an electrical box donated to the residents by COMET ME, with funding from the Dutch government. Earlier this month, the Civil Administration and military confiscated a tent in the community, leaving homeless a family of six, including four minors. Ever since the 1990s, Israel has been endeavoring to drive out the residents of Masafer Yatta.
Filmed by Nasser Nawaj'ah, B'Tselem